Red Mountain Trail

Total Miles
1.8

Elevation

1,903.73 ft

Duration

1 Hours

Technical Rating

7

Difficult

Best Time

Spring, Fall

Trail Overview

Red Mountain Trail is an advanced single track in the Green Gulch Trail System made up of rock ledges obstacles, loose dirt, embedded boulders, and steep sections of climbing/descent. From the intersection with Prospectors, it starts off as a two-track width and then later narrows to a single track as it side hills along a high desert mountainside. Watch out for prickly pear cactus, which lines both sides of the trail at times. The trail goes through a couple of gates, one of which is in a very inconvenient location at the top of a rocky hill climb before dropping back down. One of the gates is also at the edge of a small pond and is easy to miss. The rock ledges are tricky because they are steep with lots of loose dirt. Overall this is a fun challenge, but also can be very hot in the summer and early fall.

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Red Mountain Trail
Red Mountain Trail
Red Mountain Trail

Difficulty

This is an advanced single track due to loose rocky climbs and rock ledge obstacles.

Technical Rating

7

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Access Description

The Green Gulch Blue Hills Trail System is a small trail system south of Prescott Valley, Arizona, made up of several ATV trails and a couple of single tracks in a high desert terrain that can be hot even in early fall. There is a large dirt parking lot accessed at the end of Newtown Avenue, at the east entrance to the Charcoal Gulch Trail, and a small parking area at the west entrance to the Salida Connection Trail. All of the trails here are an intermediate challenge due to being in a very loose rocky terrain.

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